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Old 07-19-2006, 12:44 PM   #1
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weird tonsil stuff...

I know this is kind of gross, but since we are mentioning weird stuff... does anybody else get these little white clumps in their mouths and throats? They have a name, though I can't recall it at the moment. They come out of the tonsils and seem to be clumps of dead white blood cells. Logical, since the tonsils are part of the immune system. Anything to do with the immune system makes my eyebrows go up since I got diagnosed with lupus, though this may not be related to lupus at all.

At one time, I could push on my tonsils with a toothbrush and a whole bunch of these little white clumps would come out of a hole in the top of my tonsil. Can't make them come out that way anymore, but periodically, I will clear a tickle in my throat and a bunch of them will drop into my mouth. I notice these especially after I have had a bad allergy attack or sinus headache. I used to have a lot of trouble with my tonsils when I was a kid, would have probably had them out if my mom wasn't so strapped for money, but I eventually grew out of it, no trouble with them as an adult. I found a very long thread on one of the message boards about these things. Oh, one last thing... if you crush them, they are the consistency of cream cheese, or maybe blue cheese, and they stink to high heaven.

 
Old 07-19-2006, 06:19 PM   #2
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Re: weird tonsil stuff...

Hi. Is this thrush, maybe? Hope you can make it stop ASAP, whatever it is. Take good care & best wishes, from Vee

 
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Old 07-19-2006, 09:03 PM   #3
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Re: weird tonsil stuff...

I think I know this one! When I was a kid I developed many, many small holes in my tonsils. Occasionally I would then get the white stuff in them and could push them out like you. Went to the doc. he said it was from bacteria growing in them. Don't know how true this is but, he said It would not hurt anything not to worry. Well I always had bad, bad breath. He said these could cause it. So with that and the fact that they swelled up pretty bad with any sore throat I asked if they could be taken out. He said they did not need to come out. Mom told him if he wouldent then we would find someone who would. So at age 17 I had them out. Now my daughter has one, she asked the doc. the same question, he said it was bacteria. So, I am thinking that may be what you have. Thrush is usually patchy on the tongue and skin lining the mouth and wont scrape off. Hope this helps. Lisa Jane

 
Old 07-20-2006, 07:37 AM   #4
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Re: weird tonsil stuff...

Remember when they used to take tonsils out routinely, at the drop of a hat. Tonsils? Oh, they don't DO anything, let's take them out since they keep getting inflammed. Well, they don't do that anymore, because they now know that tonsils trap bacteria and viruses entering through the throat and produce antibodies to help fight infections. If too many bad bacteria get to growing in the nose, mouth, or throat area, that is when the tonsils kick in. A lot of times by the time we get to be adults, tonsils don't have to fight off so many infections for us, and those who had childhood troubles with their tonsils don't have them any longer. Mine don't get inflammed anymore, but I guess they are still fighting for me, cause lately, I have seen more clumps of these white blood cells. "Dead soldiers" I call 'em. I am down to 5mg of prednisone, so I am hoping that the number of infections I have will be down now, and I won't have to get so many antibiotics to fight them off, that my body will fight this stuff itself. When I was on higher doses of prednisone, I saw none of these clumps of white blood cells, they were being suppressed, I suppose, along with the rest of my immune system. Keeping my fingers crossed and praying that my nephritis will stay below the radar so I can keep this 5mg dose going.

 
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